Inmate at Avenal State Prison dies from apparent COVID-19 complications

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- An inmate at Avenal State Prison has died from apparent complications of COVID-19.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the inmate died at a hospital but did not release many other details.

Officials say 19 inmates in state custody have died as a result of the virus, but this is the first death reported at the prison in Avenal.

The prison currently has 132 active cases, and 777 that are considered "resolved."
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